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Young Lions performing arts festival starts


It will be opened by Welcome to Caveland! by France's Philippe Quesne.

The festival will express uneasiness with the unpredictability, uncertainty and inability to have a good insight into the future, said Nevenka Koprivšek of the Bunker institute, which organises the festival.

She explained that in the current difficult times full of uncertainty, including the refugee crisis and the fact that no-one knows where and when the next terrorist attack would happen, people tended to look for refuges and havens.

The festival will thus suitably open with Welcome to Caveland!, which features large moles who live like people. "Quesne himself is hiding in a cavity, in the underground, in the world of the forgotten, the overlooked," Koprivšek said.

Young Lions (Mladi levi in Slovenian) will be split into three parts this year, with the first consisting of performing arts shows, installations and interventions in the public space.

The second part will be dedicated to reflections about taking a step back to actually allow us to have a different view of the future, said Koprivšek.

The third part will be a "laboratory", as part of which a selected group of artists will divert the attention from an anthropocentric view to nature.

The festival will conclude on 28 August with Suite n°2 by Joris Lacoste.


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